PE and Sport Funding

How to use the PE and sport premium

At Bevendean Primary School, we believe that physical activity and educations is paramount to ensuring that our pupils’ physical literacy and well-being is supported and developed, which exceeds that of their Primary schooling years.  We aim to deliver high-quality physical education lessons for children that will engage and inspire them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.  Our broad and balanced P.E. Curriculum, which covers the statutory curriculum, is intended to aid pupils’ increasing self-confidence and their ability to manage themselves and their bodies in an experienced and supportive environment. 

Our objectives:

  1.   All learning opportunities will have learning objectives that ensure rapid and sustained progress for all children.
  2.   Learning opportunities will ensure that children develop the values of fair play and respect in a challenging competitive environment.
  3.   A range of activities and sports will be offered throughout the course of the academic year for all children.
  4.   Our goal is that all children will enjoy physical education, achieve success and feel motivated to further develop their individual potential both in school and beyond.  

Bevendean Primary School must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE and sport that we offer.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  •  develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  •  build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that Bevendean Primary School should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all our pupils in regular physical activity e.g. that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

 For example, we can use this funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the school games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

 We should not use this funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)